Product Design

This Survival Knife Just Earned the Most Prestigious Award in Product Design

The Red Dot Award: a Holy Grail distinction awarded to products that iconify good and thoughtful design in a single item. Those that win earn a place …

Knives

Why a Toaster is a Design Triumph

The “A Bit More” button doesn’t reinvent the appliance’s form. It finds its soul instead.<p>Last year I fell in love with a toaster.<p>It looks like most others. A brushed, stainless-steel housing. Four slots, to accommodate the whole family’s bread-provisioning needs. It is alluring but modest, perched …

How Ettore Sottsass took a shine to glass | Design | Agenda

From clothing chain stores to computers, architecture to office furniture, Ettore Sottsass’s work found its way into almost every area of …

Design

Industrial Design: Kin, the Wallet that sort your coins like Magic

We are featuring this superb industrial design & product design of a wallet named Kin. This wallet stands out from what's on the market for one …

Design

Mixed Reality tools - Getting physical with augmented reality

SLIMDESIGN<p>Overview<p>Tools were essential to the development of humans. Augmented reality is no exception to this. At SLIMDESIGN we believe that current …

Augmented Reality

MC74 Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

This week, the hardware team behind the MC74 were recognized in Essen, Germany, at the 2017 Red Dot Gala. The Red Dot Design Award is an international award for the best product designs, design firms, and design concepts around the world. This was the first time Meraki products were entered, and we …

Design

Helmfon, A Cleverly Designed Privacy Helmet That Blocks Out Noise for Greater Productivity

by Lori Dorn at on<p>A post shared by Hochu rayu design bureau (@hochu_rayu) on Jul 4, 2017 at 6:09am PDT<p>Hochu rayu design bureau, a creative firm from …

Design

How to switch your career to product design

Learn from 6 Dropbox designers with different backgrounds<p>There’s no single path to product design. Our motley crew here at Dropbox includes a former …

UX Design

Sonic bloom: Design Museum Holon is making noise about audio design

‘Here in Israel, we tend to blame the younger generation for choosing to go to a restaurant or concert over a museum,’ says Maya Dvash, chief curator at Design Museum Holon. ‘But they do this because of the need to have an experience – something that wasn’t previously fulfilled by the classic …

Museums

EU Prepares "Right to Repair" Legislation to Fight Short Product Lifespans

To combat electronic waste and abusive practices like manufacturers legally preventing users from repairing their devices, the EU is preparing …

Privacy

A Foldable, Cardboard Desk Gives Children In Need A Comfortable Place To Study

When product design student HaYoung lee visited India, he witnessed many children squatting on roads and in narrow public staircases.<br>“They seemed to …

Design

On View: Contradictions of Designer-Architect Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass' “Valentine” typewriter was famously attractive—and gave the designer lots of trouble. When creating it in the 1960s, Sottsass proposed leaving out the bell to signal the end of a line—as well as lowercase letters—to keep the machine sleek and inexpensive. The manufacturer, Italy’s …

The Arts

3D printed Third Thumb prosthesis gives superhuman abilities

Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate Dani Clode has 3D printed a mechanical third thumb prosthetic which aims to both extend a person’s abilities and …

3D Printing

For Designers: Facebook’s Product Design VP Offers Useful Advice

Julie Zhou, Facebook’s product design VP and Facebook veteran—she has been with the tech giant since 2006—is constantly sharing her knowledge …

Design

Research Report: How Design Teams Manage Product Data

In 2017, ENGINEERING.com surveyed 151 product development professionals about how they manage product data. Our analysis focused on the types of …

Design

Google’s battle with the European Union is the world’s biggest economic policy story

Regulators are bringing a new way of thinking to digital antitrust.<p>The European Union leveled a $2.7 billion fine against Google this month for allegedly illegally disadvantaging several European e-commerce sites by algorithmically favoring Google Shopping results over their own.<p>The reasons for the …

U.S. Politics

DIY Cheese - The Plus Paper

<b>Innovative New Product Design Makes You the Cheesemonger</b><p><b>Kefirko</b>Kefirko, the brand who last year brought out the product allowing users to easily …

Design

Ex-Apple engineer tells how the company’s manufacturing works

Almost all electronic products are still assembled by hand, even hundreds of millions of iPhones.<p>But that’s changing. Apple’s supply chain is rapidly automating using AI and robots.<p>At the forefront of this is an ex-Apple product design engineer, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, who is using her expertise …

Product Management

The new old secret of bringing life back to aging industrial pumps

Most processing pumps installed in plants are aging, and the arithmetic gets this age to be somewhere between 35 and 50 years. It clearly indicates …

Engineering

You'll never be chopping 'bored'

There’s something simple and beautiful about this chopping board with a storage box. It ticks all the boxes of good product design, solving problems …

Kitchens

Using the Internet of Things to extend your brand essence

Every once in awhile, a product design challenge comes along that we just can’t resist jumping on, even if it’s quite a departure from the majority …

Internet of Things

This Crib Is Designed To Grow Babies Outside The Womb

The provocative concept, presented at the Biodesign Challenge Summit, may not be as far-fetched as it sounds.<p>When <i>People</i> magazine revealed last week that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had hired a surrogate to carry their third child, it dominated headlines but shocked almost no one. After all, …

Design

Former Apple product design engineer reveals how Apple runs its factories

On this week’s <i>Apple Chat</i> (the podcast formerly known as <i>Kahney’s Korner</i>): I talk with former Apple product design engineer Anna-Katrina Shedletsky about her take on modern manufacturing and how AI will revolutionize factories. She introduces us to her new company, Instrumental, which is using …

Apple

Alphabet’s Nest loses its long-time head of industrial design

According to <i>Recode</i>, Nest has lost its long-time head of industrial design. Overseeing a number of products since 2013, including the recently announced Nest Cam IQ, Rocky Jacob is leaving for European luxury brand LVMH.<p>Jacob was hired in 2013 as the company’s first industrial designer and played an …

Technology

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

UX Design

Object of Desire: An Award-Winning Trash Can from Japan

Designed in 1960, the enameled steel Bunbuko Waste Basket received Japan’s Good Design Long Life Award in the household goods and daily necessities …

Design

Link About It: Industrial Design's Museum of Failures

From a rejuvenation mask that shocked the face with electric current to rental DVDs that stopped working after 48 hours and dozens of poorly conceived mobile phones, Dr Samuel West has curated quite the collection at Sweden's Museum of Failures. His goal, however, isn't to make a mockery of anyone. …

Design

Travelling light with the Bugaboo by Jannissima

Bugaboo has until very recently been a design brand associated with smart colourful baby strollers, but this changed last year when the Dutch company launched its first luggage system, the Bugaboo Boxer. Telegraph Luxury road tested the Boxer, highly sophisticated and modular it consists of three …

Design

Inside Design

Read<p>Inside Design<p>Inside Design: LinkedIn<p>LinkedIn’s Drew Bridewell talks about user research, undervalued skills, and the key to giving good …

Design

Deadline looming for entrants to James Dyson Award

<b>The clock is ticking for students of product design, industrial design or engineering to submit their entries to the 2017 James Dyson Award.</b><p>Entrants …

Engineering